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Feb 24, 2017 E.W. Hornung
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LibriVox recording of The Amateur Cracksman, by E.W. Hornung. Read by Kristin Hughes. “I'd tasted blood, and it was all over with me. Why should I work when I could steal? Why settle down to some humdrum uncongenial billet, when excitement, romance, danger and a decent living were all going begging together?” - A. J. Raffles, The Ides of March. The Amateur Cracksman is the first collection of stories about A. J. Raffles, gentleman, cricketer, and thief. After stopping his old school friend,...
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Feb 22, 2017 Pavi Mehta
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Topic: Poetry Persian English Rumi
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Feb 22, 2017 Manas Baveja
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Topic: Poetry Hindi, Ramdhari Singh 'Dinkar'
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Feb 21, 2017 John Galsworthy
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LibriVox recording of Fraternity by John Galsworthy. Read in English by Simon Evers A satire of middle-class complacency and artistic aspiration. It is the story of a strange bohemian upper-class love triangle, and of a mystic tract. (Summary by Simon Evers) For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats (if available), please go to the LibriVox catalog page for this recording. For more free audio books or to become a volunteer...
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Feb 19, 2017 Anton Giulio Barrili
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LibriVox recording of L' undecimo comandamento by Anton Giulio Barrili. Read in Italian by paolo67 La tranquillità di una cittadina di provincia, il progetto di uno zelante sottoprefetto e la vita sentimentale della signorina Adele Ruzzani, vengono messi alla prova dalla presenza dei frati laici del convento di San Bruno. For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats (if available), please go to the LibriVox catalog page for...
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Topics: librivox, audiobooks, sottoprefettura, convento, frati
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Feb 19, 2017 Jules Verne
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LibriVox recording of Dos años de vacaciones by Jules Verne. (Translated by Ceferino Terán.) Read in Spanish by Tux Un grupo de niños sufre un naufragio y se ve obligado a sobrevivir en condiciones extremas. - Summary by Tux For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats (if available), please go to the LibriVox catalog page for this recording. For more free audio books or to become a volunteer reader, visit LibriVox.org ....
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Feb 19, 2017 Arnold Bennett
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LibriVox recording of A Great Man: a Frolic by Arnold Bennett. Read in English by Simon Evers Subtitled 'A Frolic', this light-hearted book follows the fortunes of Henry Shakespeare Knight who, rather to his own surprise, writes a best-selling novel. (Summary by Simon Evers) For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats (if available), please go to the LibriVox catalog page for this recording. For more free audio books or to...
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Feb 17, 2017 Arnold Bennett
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LibriVox recording of The Grand Babylon Hotel, by Arnold Bennett. Read by Anna Simon. Theodore Racksole, a rich American multi-millionaire, buys the Grand Babylon Hotel, a luxurious hotel in London, as a whim - and then finds out there are strange things going on - a German prince is supposed to arrive but never turns up, someone is found murdered in the hotel, but then the body disappears. With the help of his independent daughter Nella and another German prince, Racksole sets out to solve the...
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Topics: Librivox, audiobook, fiction, thriller, comedy, Bennett
Source: Librivox recording of a public-domain text
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Feb 16, 2017 Anna Katharine Green
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LibriVox recording of Agatha Webb by Anna Katharine Green. Read by Librivox volunteers. A universally beloved woman has been murdered. But who would have the heart to kill Agatha Webb? Would her husband do it for money matters? Or would it be the cook, who died at about the same time? Or would it be the rich and well-connected Mr. Fredrick, who ran away into the woods? This work is also for feminist fiction lovers. As the story starts right after the murder, we see how miss Page, a servant at a...
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Topics: librivox, audiobooks, murder, mystery, fiction
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Feb 15, 2017 Charlotte Brontë
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A LibriVox recording of Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë Jane Eyre is not your typical romance. It is a story of a woman who struggles with a world in which she doesn’t quite fit. Once finished with her schooling, and with no family that really cares of her she strikes out on her own as a governess. Jane Eyre searches for love, someone to care for her, and someone to care for, and finds it in unexpected places. (summary by Kri) For further information, including links to online text, reader...
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Topics: librivox, classic, audiobook, romance
Source: Librivox recording of a public-domain text
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Feb 15, 2017 Jean Webster
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LibriVox recording of Daddy-Long-Legs, by Jean Webster. Read by Jo Karabasz. Jerusha Abbott was brought up at the John Grier Home, an old-fashioned orphanage. The children were wholly dependent on charity and had to wear other people's cast-off clothes. Jerusha's unusual first name was selected by the matron off a grave stone, while her surname was selected out of the phone book. At the age of 18, she has finished her education and is at loose ends, still working in the dormitories at the...
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Topics: librivox, audiobook, children, young adult, classic, daddy long legs
Source: Librivox recording of a public-domain text
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Feb 14, 2017 Wilson, Peter Lamborn
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First half of a Peter Lamborn Wilson lecture about the art of Sufi traveling. He focuses on travel in the world of Islam, discussing the history of nomadic travel and tradition. He relates several anecdotes about Ibn Arabi and recites a Sufi traveling song. (Continues on 91P150)
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Feb 14, 2017 Wilson, Peter Lamborn
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Second half of a Peter Lamborn Wilson lecture about the art of Sufi traveling. He continues his discussion on nomads followed by a brief talk about the travels of French poet Arthur Rimbaud. He ends the lecture discussing the future of travel. (Continued from 91P149)
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Feb 14, 2017 George Manville Fenn
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LibriVox recording of The Dark House by George Manville Fenn. Read by Lucy Burgoyne. An extremely wealthy but reclusive man has died, leaving an eccentric will which hints at great riches hidden somewhere in the house. Most of the people at the reading of the will did not know the deceased in person, but had received kindnesses from him, for instance by the payment of school and university fees. The principal beneficiary, a great-nephew, also did not know him. The only two people who really...
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Topics: fiction, fenn, mystery, crime, audiobooks, librivox
Source: Librivox recording of a public-domain text
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Feb 13, 2017 Mildred A. Wirt-Benson
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LibriVox recording of The Clock Strikes Thirteen by Mildred A. Wirt-Benson. Read in English by Cheryl Adam Penny Parker is a teen-aged sleuth and amateur reporter who has an uncanny knack for uncovering and solving unusual, sometimes bizarre mysteries. The only daughter of widower Anthony Parker, publisher of the "Riverview Star," Penny has been raised to be self-sufficient, outspoken, innovative, and extraordinarily tenacious. Her cheerful, chatty manner belies a shrewd and keenly...
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Topics: librivox, audiobooks, Mystery, crime fiction, penny parker, mildred a. wirt, teen sleuth, girl...
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Feb 13, 2017 Mildred A. Wirt-Benson
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LibriVox recording of Behind the Green Door by Mildred A. Wirt-Benson. Read in English by Cheryl Adam Penny Parker is a teen-aged sleuth and amateur reporter with an uncanny knack for uncovering and solving unusual, sometimes bizarre mysteries. The only daughter of widower Anthony Parker, publisher of the "Riverview Star," Penny has been raised to be self-sufficient, outspoken, innovative, and extraordinarily tenacious. Her cheerful, chatty manner belies a shrewd and keenly observant...
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Feb 12, 2017 John R. Musick
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LibriVox recording of The Witch of Salem, by John R. Musick. A Historical Novel about the Salem Witch Trials. A fantastic illustrated historical novel by the prolific American author John R. Musick. From the author’s preface: The "Witch of Salem" is designed to cover twenty years in the history of the United States, or from the year 1680 to 1700, including all the principal features of this period. Charles Stevens of Salem, with Cora Waters, the daughter of an indented slave, whose...
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Topics: librivox, audiobook, fiction, witch trial, religion, discrimination
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Feb 12, 2017 Robert G. Ingersoll
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LibriVox recording of Mistakes of Moses by Robert G. Ingersoll. Read in English by Margaret Espaillat Robert G. Ingersoll was an extremely popular humanist orator in the late nineteenth century, and he wrote Mistakes of Moses after many bootlegged versions of his speeches had been published and circulated. In Mistakes of Moses, through a close, literal reading of the Pentateuch, he challenges biblical stories using science, logic and morality. (Summary by Margaret) For further information,...
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Feb 11, 2017 Saint Augustine of Hippo
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Librivox public domain recording of Confessions , by Saint Augustine of Hippo. Confessions (Latin: Confessiones) is the name of an autobiographical work, consisting of 13 books, by St. Augustine of Hippo, written between AD 397 and AD 398. Modern English translations of it are sometimes published under the title The Confessions of St. Augustine in order to distinguish the book from other books with similar titles, such as Jean-Jacques Rousseau's Confessions. (Summary by Wikipedia) For more...
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Topics: librivox, audiobooks, literature, philosophy, biography
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Feb 11, 2017 Ramón del Valle-Inclán
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LibriVox recording of Sonata de otoño: memorias del marqués de Bradomín by Ramón del Valle-Inclán. Read in Spanish by Mongope. Localizada en Galicia, en la primera aparición del personaje de Bradomín, se desarrolla en un pazo al que se dirige el marqués donde se está muriendo su amada Concha, una mujer con la que tuvo una relación amorosa anteriormente la cual sigue enamorada de él. Es un sentimiento de melancolía porque es un amor pasado. En la Sonata de otoño, Bradomín comienza...
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Feb 11, 2017 Federico García Lorca
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LibriVox recording of Libro de Poemas by Federico García Lorca. Read in Spanish by Victor Villarraza. Este poeta español, miembro de la mítica Generación del 27, es el mayor referente de la literatura española del siglo XX. También escribió numerosas obras de teatro, género en el que también se lo considera autoridad e ícono del siglo pasado, destacándose Bodas de sangre y La casa de Bernarda Alba. Fue asesinado en Granada durante la Guerra Civil Española por su condición de...
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Topics: librivox, audiobooks, poesia, garcía lorca, andaluz
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Feb 10, 2017 Booker T. Washington
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LibriVox recording of Up from Slavery , by Booker T. Washington. Up From Slavery is the 1901 autobiography of Booker T. Washington detailing his slow and steady rise from a slave child during the Civil War, to the difficulties and obstacles he overcame to get an education at the new Hampton University, to his work establishing vocational schools—most notably the Tuskegee Institute in Alabama—to help black people and other disadvantaged minorities learn useful, marketable skills and work to...
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Topics: librivox, booker washington, autobiography, civil war, slavery, african americans, native...
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Feb 9, 2017 King James Version
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LibriVox recording of books Genesis, Exodus and Leviticus of the Bible, King James Version. Read by Darren L. Slider. The King James Version is an English translation of the Christian Bible begun in 1604 and first published in 1611 by the Church of England. In common with most other translations of the period, the New Testament was translated from the Textus Receptus (Received Text) series of the Greek texts. The Old Testament was translated from the Masoretic Hebrew text, while the Apocrypha...
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Topics: Librivox, audiobook, bible, genesis, exodus, leviticus, king james version, old testament
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Feb 7, 2017 Dante Alighieri
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LibriVox recording of The Divine Comedy - Purgatory by Dante Alighieri, translated into German by Johann von Sachsen (Philalethes). Read in German by redaer. Die Commedia, in späterer Zeit auch Divina Commedia ("Göttliche Komödie") genannt, ist das Hauptwerk des italienischen Dichters Dante Alighieri. Sie gilt als bedeutendste Dichtung der italienischen Literatur und als eines der größten Werke der Weltliteratur. (Zusammenfassung von Wikipedia) For further information, including...
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Feb 7, 2017 Charles Morris
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LibriVox recording of Historical Tales, Volume VII: Spanish by Charles Morris. Read in English by Kalynda Volume VII of a series containing anecdotes and stories, some well-known, others less so, of particular countries. This seventh volume covers the history of Spain from before the Moorish conquest to the loss of overseas territories at the end of the 19th century, describing history for children and young adults in an exciting and novel manner. - Summary by Kalynda For further information,...
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Feb 6, 2017 Miguel de Unamuno
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LibriVox recording of Niebla by Miguel de Unamuno. Read in Spanish by Mongope Niebla es una de las obras más conocidas de Unamuno. Esta “nivola”, como el propio autor la denominó quizás para diferenciarla del resto de sus obras, nos cuenta una historia a veces cómica y otras dramática, cargada de planteamientos filosóficos. A la vez narra el enamoramiento de Augusto, joven de vida acomodada que pone en cuestión todo lo que le ocurre, el ser o no ser, la capacidad de decidir del ser...
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Topics: librivox, audiobooks, rebedía, rol en la vida, negación de la muerte, duda de la propia existencia
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Feb 3, 2017 Eleanor Hallowell Abbott
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LibriVox recording of Molly Make-Believe by Eleanor Hallowell Abbott. Read by ashleighjane. Carl Stanton is an invalid suffering from an unusual bout of rheumatism. His fiancée is gone for the winter and though he begs her to write to help ease his boredom and pain she is stingy with her letters. She sends him what she calls a "ridiculous circular" which she states is very apropos of his sentimental passion for letters. In a sudden fit of mischief, malice and rheumatism, Carl decides...
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Topics: librivox, audiobook, fiction, love letters, humour
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Feb 1, 2017 Cyril of Alexandria
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LibriVox recording of Commentary on the Gospel of John, Book I by Cyril of Alexandria. (Translated by Rev. Philip Edward Pusey & Rev. Thomas Randell.) Read in English by Jonathan Lange & A LibriVox Volunteer Cyril was a scholarly archbishop and a prolific writer. In the early years of his active life in the Church he wrote several exegetical documents. Among these were: Commentaries on the Old Testament, Thesaurus, Discourse Against Arians, Commentary on St. John's Gospel, and Dialogues...
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Feb 1, 2017 Georges Lacour-Gayet
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LibriVox recording of Bismarck by Georges Lacour-Gayet. (Translated by Harriet Mary Capes.) Read in English by Pamela Nagami Otto von Bismarck (1815-1898) famously said, "The great questions of the day will not be settled by speeches or the decisions of the majority...but by iron and blood." Prince Bismarck unified the German states under Prussian hegemony through a series of carefully orchestrated wars, which excluded Austria from the new Confederation and added Schleswig-Holstein,...
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Jan 31, 2017 Various
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LibriVox recording of Compilation de poèmes - 006 by Various. Read in French by Sonia; Peggy; Laurette; Soumia; Isabelle Lin; Gabriel; Ezwa; Sabricot; Lilith Branda; Andree-Ann Granger; Kalynda; Kalyn Heminger Cette compilation comprend une série de poèmes lus, en langue française, pour LibriVox. (Ezwa) For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats (if available), please go to the LibriVox catalog page for this recording....
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Jan 28, 2017 Grazia Deledda
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LibriVox recording of Canne al vento by Grazia Deledda. Read in Italian by Enrica Giampieretti "Canne al vento" è il più noto romanzo di Grazia Deledda, a tutt’oggi unica donna italiana insignita del Premio Nobel per la Letteratura. Pubblicato nel 1913, si tratta di un autentico capolavoro che riscosse fin dall’inizio un notevole successo di pubblico e critica. Il titolo dell’opera racchiude il tema tanto caro alla scrittrice sarda, quello della “sorte” cui si devono...
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Jan 28, 2017 Plutarch
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LibriVox recording of The Morals (Moralia), by Plutarch. Read by LibriVox volunteers. The Moralia (or The morals or Matters relating to customs and mores) is a work by the 1st-century Greek scholar Plutarch of Chaeronea. It is a collection of 78 essays and transcribed speeches that give an insight into Roman and Greek life. Extremely popular for centuries, Plutarch's Morals have been read and imitated by many generations of Europeans, including Montaigne and the Renaissance Humanists and...
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Jan 23, 2017 Benjamin Disraeli
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LibriVox recording of Coningsby, or The New Generation by Benjamin Disraeli. Read in English by Nicholas Clifford Coningsby is the first of trilogy of political novels that Disraeli published in the 1840s, and gives an insight into his views of the political turmoil following the passage of the Great Reform Bill by the Whigs in 1832 (a second Reform Bill was passed in 1867 under Disraeli’s Tory leadership as prime minister). While Coningsby looks primarily at political questions, its...
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Jan 22, 2017 Thomas Frederick Tout
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LibriVox recording of Edward the First by Thomas Frederick Tout. Read in English by Pamela Nagami Edward I of England (1239-1307) will always be remembered as the "Hammer of the Scots" who condemned William Wallace (Braveheart) to a traitor's death in 1297. But Edward was one of England's greatest statesman-kings. In this short biography the British historian, Thomas Frederick Tout writes of Edward that he was "a man of unusual and commanding height," lean and powerful, who,...
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Topics: librivox, audiobooks, crusades, scotland, parliament, William Wallace, papacy, edward i, hammer of...
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Jan 22, 2017 John Bunyan
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Librivox recording of The Pilgrim's Progress, by John Bunyan. Read by Joy Chan . Translated into over 100 languages, The Pilgrim’s Progress is one of the most famous classics of literature. It is an allegorical novel, describing a Christian’s journey through life to reach heaven. Part 1 was written by John Bunyan in 1679 whilst he was imprisoned for conducting unauthorised religious services, whilst Part 2 was not written until 1684, and is not included in many versions of this text. This...
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Jan 21, 2017 E. Phillips Oppenheim
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LibriVox recording of The Golden Web by E.Phillips Oppenheim. Read by Richard Kilmer Stirling Deane has sold the Little Anna Gold Mine which he discovered in South Africa. The sale has made him a rich man and the head of the company to which he sold the mine. A former acquaintance from his days in South Africa has shown up and claims that he has the original deed to the mine and that he is in fact the owner of the mine. Shortly after a meeting with Deane, the man is found murdered and the deed...
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Jan 21, 2017 A. E. W. Mason
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LibriVox recording of The Witness for the Defence by A. E. W. Mason. Read in English by Nicholas Clifford Part romance, part mystery, part courtroom and quasi-courtroom drama. Young love reignites itself after a hiatus of some years. Or does it? Much can change in that time -- both to the people themselves, and to the events that shape their lives. The action moves from England to India, and back again, confronting the protagonists with problems they never dreamed they’d have to face. (...
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Jan 21, 2017 Various
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LibriVox recording of Short Science Fiction Collection 22 Science Fiction is speculative literature that generally explores the consequences of ideas which are roughly consistent with nature and scientific method, but are not facts of the author’s contemporary world. The stories often represent philosophical thought experiments presented in entertaining ways. Protagonists typically “think” rather than “shoot” their way out of problems, but the definition is flexible because there are...
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Topics: science fiction, short stories, hensley, coblentz, fyfe, reynolds, goble, max, peterson, cummings,...
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Jan 21, 2017 H. P. Lovecraft
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LibriVox recording of Public Domain Works of H. P. Lovecraft. H. P. Lovecraft’s name is synonymous with horror fiction. His major inspiration and invention was cosmic horror: the idea that life is incomprehensible to human minds and that the universe is fundamentally alien. This collection contains 24 Lovecraft works that are in the public domain. You'll find more versions of these stories throughout LibriVox's short story collections and short horror story collections. (Summary adapted from...
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Jan 20, 2017 Charles Dickens
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LibriVox recording of A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens. Read in English by Greg Giordano "A Christmas Carol" has been credited with relaunching the celebration of Christmas as we know it. It relaunched Charles Dickens' literary career, that is for sure! More than that, and more importantly, it is an illustration of one "covetous old sinner" and his opportunity for redemption in the eyes of both God and man. For me the book holds a special meaning for it repeatedly shows...
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Jan 19, 2017 Thornton W. Burgess
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LibriVox recording of The Adventures of Chatterer the Red Squirrel by Thornton W. Burgess. Read in English by Jude Somers Chatterer the Red Squirrel finds himself in trouble again and is forced to abandon his old home. As the search for a new home begins, Chatterer's curiosity gets the better of him and a moment of carelessness causes him to stumble into a far different home than he ever imagined. This book is Thornton W. Burgess at his best as he captures the personalities and behaviors of the...
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LibriVox volunteers bring you 10 recordings of To The Immortal Memory of the Halibut, On Which I Dined This Day, Monday, April 26, 1784 by William Cowper. This was the Fortnightly Poetry project for May 29, 2011. William Cowper is attributed with various familiar quotations, one is.. "GOD moves in a mysterious way, His wonders to perform; He plants his footsteps in the sea, And rides upon the storm." Olney Hymns (1779)--'Light Shining out of Darkness' For further information,...
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Jan 17, 2017 Charles Perrault
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LibriVox recording of Cuentos de Hadas by Charles Perrault. (Translated by Teodoro Baró.) Read in Spanish by Victor Villarraza. Perrault fue un autor francés que puso las bases por escrito de un nuevo género que haría historia, la de los "Cuentos de Hadas". Sus cuentos más famosos fueron incluídos en la publicación "Historias y Cuentos de Antaño" bajo el subtítulo de "Cuentos de Mamá Ganso" que son: "Caperucita Roja", "La Bella Durmiente...
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Jan 17, 2017 Jacob Abbott
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LibriVox recording of History of Julius Caesar by Jacob Abbott. Read by Cathy Barratt The book chronicles the extraordinary life and leadership of Rome’s Emperor Julius Caesar, from his early years to his assassination. (Summary by Cathy Barratt) For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats (if available), please go to the LibriVox catalog page for this recording. For more free audio books or to become a volunteer reader,...
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Jan 17, 2017 Kurt Vonnegut
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LibriVox recording of 2 B R 0 2 B, by Kurt Vonnegut. Kurt Vonnegut, Jr. was a prolific and genre-bending American novelist known for works blending satire, black comedy, and science fiction, such as Slaughterhouse-Five, Cat's Cradle, and Breakfast of Champions. 2 B R 0 2 B is a satiric short story that imagines life (and death) in a future world where aging has been "cured" and population control is mandated and administered by the government. (Summary by Wikipedia and Laurie Anne...
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Jan 17, 2017 Various
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LibriVox recording of Short Science Fiction Collection 038 Science Fiction is speculative literature that generally explores the consequences of ideas which are roughly consistent with nature and scientific method, but are not facts of the author’s contemporary world. The stories often represent philosophical thought experiments presented in entertaining ways. Protagonists typically “think” rather than “shoot” their way out of problems, but the definition is flexible because there are...
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Jan 14, 2017 Lew Wallace
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LibriVox recording of Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ. Read by Mark F. Smith. Ben-Hur is a story of two very different heroes. Judah Ben-Hur, a prince of Jerusalem, is involved in an accident to the Roman procurator which is taken to be intentional. He is seized and sent to the fleet as a galley-slave, while his family is imprisoned and the family goods confiscated. When Ben-Hur saves the fleet captain from drowning after his ship is sunk in a fight with pirates, that officer adopts him as son...
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Jan 14, 2017 Émile Zola
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LibriVox recording of The Fortune of the Rougons by Émile Zola. (Translated by Ernest Alfred Vizetelly.) Read in English by Peter Tucker The Fortune of the Rougons (French: La Fortune des Rougon), originally published in 1871, is the first novel in Émile Zola's monumental twenty-volume series Les Rougon-Macquart. In his introduction Zola indicates that this series is intended to demonstrate the interaction of heredity and environment along the lines of natural selection and evolution. While...
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Jan 13, 2017 James Oliver Curwood
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LibriVox recording of Kazan by James Oliver Curwood. Read by Leonard Wilson. Kazan (sometimes published with the subtitle The Wolf Dog) is a once very popular novel by environmentalist and author James Oliver Curwood. After a trip to the Yukon area of Canada and Alaska, Curwood wrote a series of wilderness adventure novels that were best-sellers in the 1910’s and 1920’s and remained popular through mid century. Jack London had begun the vogue for northland dog stories with his Call of the...
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Jan 11, 2017 William Butler Yeats
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LibriVox  volunteers bring you 10 recordings of The Dolls by William Butler Yeats.  This was the Weekly Poetry project for Dcember 11, 2016. Read in English by Bruce Kachuk; CalmDragon; David Lawrence; Dafni Ma; Greg Giordano; Jude; Lee Ann Howlett; Matthew Datcher; Scotty Smith and Tomas Peter. William Butler Yeats was an Irish poet and one of the foremost figures of 20th-century literature. A pillar of both the Irish and British literary establishments, his earliest volume of verse was...
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Jan 11, 2017 Amy Lowell
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LibriVox volunteers bring you 16 recordings of A Gift by Amy Lowell. This was the Weekly Poetry project for January 31, 2016. Read in English by Algy Pug; Ashton Ruby; Bruce Kachuk; Beth Thomas; Brian Darby; Diana Majlinger; Dave182; David Lawrence; Newgatenovelist; Greg Giordano; Jennifer Fournier; J.J. Wazman; Lee Ann Howlett; Leonard Wilson; Maria Kasper and VfkaBT. Amy Lawrence Lowell was an American poet of the imagist school from Brookline, Massachusetts, who posthumously won the Pulitzer...
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Jan 10, 2017 King James Version
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LibriVox recording of 1 Corinthians, King James Version. Read by volunteer readers. The First Epistle of Paul to the Corinthians , often referred to as First Corinthians (and written as 1 Corinthians), is the seventh book of the New Testament of the Bible. Paul of Tarsus composed this letter in Greek, to the Christians of Corinth, Greece. Corinth was the meeting point of many nationalities because the main current of the trade between Asia and western Europe passed through its harbors. Paul...
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Jan 10, 2017 Sir Walter Scott
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LibriVox volunteers bring you 10 recordings of Knight And Wamba by Sir Walter Scott. This was the Weekly Poetry project for January 24, 2016. Read in English by Bruce Kachuk; Brian Darby; clarinetcarrot; David Lawrence; Newgatenovelist; Gloria Fontaine; Greg Giordano; Lee Ann Howlett; Maria Kasper and Raj Singh. A fun poem with a great rhythm. ( Stav Nisser. ) For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats (if available), please...
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Jan 10, 2017 E. Nesbit
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LibriVox recording of The Magic World , by E. Nesbit. Read by Ruth Golding. Talking cats, birds, fish and bells, wicked fairies, uglified princesses - adventure, magic, and more magic. A delightful collection of stories for children of all ages. The Magic World is an influential collection of twelve short stories by E. Nesbit. It was first published in book form in 1912 by Macmillan and Co. Ltd., with illustrations by H. R. Millar and Gerald Spencer Pryse. The stories, previously printed in...
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Jan 9, 2017 Edgar Rice Burroughs
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Librivox recording of Tarzan of the Apes. Tarzan of the Apes is Burroughs’ exciting, if improbable, story of an English lord, left by the death of his stranded parents in the hands of a motherly African ape who raises him as her own. Although he is aware that he is different from the apes of his tribe, who are neither white nor hairless, he nevertheless regards them as his “people.” When older, larger, stronger apes decide that he an undesirable to be killed or expelled from the tribe, it...
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Jan 9, 2017 Baroness Emmuska Orczy
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LibriVox recording of The Scarlet Pimpernel, by Baroness Emmuska Orczy. Read by Karen Savage. The classic story of the adventures of the Scarlet Pimpernel in Revolutionary France. (Summary by Karen Savage) For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats (if available), please go to the LibriVox catalog page for this recording. Download M4B part 1(115MB) Download M4B part 2(101MB)
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Jan 9, 2017 W. S. Gilbert
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LibriVox volunteers bring you 9 recordings of Ballad: A Manager's Perplexities by W. S. Gilbert. This was the Weekly Poetry project for May 15, 2016. Read in English by David Lawrence; Esther ben Simonides; Newgatenovelist; Ian King; Lee Ann Howlett; Leonard Wilson; MaryAnnS; Matthew Datcher and Tomas Peter. Sir William Schwenck Gilbert was an English dramatist, librettist, poet and illustrator best known for the fourteen comic operas (known as the Savoy operas) produced in collaboration with...
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Jan 9, 2017 Jean McKishnie Blewett
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LibriVox  volunteers bring you 11 recordings of Christmas Conversion by Jean McKishnie Blewett.  This was the Weekly Poetry project for December 18, 2016. Read in English by Bruce Kachuk; Dahlia Dolorosa; David Lawrence; Garth Burton; Greg Giordano; Lee Ann Howlett; Matthew Datcher; Phil Chenevert; Phil Schempf; Tomas Peter and tovarisch. Jean McKishnie Blewett was a Canadian journalist, author and poet. Blewett was a regular contributor to The Globe, a Toronto newspaper and in 1898 became...
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Jan 9, 2017 Ellis Parker Butler
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LibriVox volunteers bring you 15 recordings of The Whale by Ellis Parker Butler. This was the Weekly Poetry project for October 2, 2016. Read in English by Bruce Kachuk; Beth Thomas; Corbs; David Lawrence; Ezwa; Garth Burton; Greg Giordano; Lee Ann Howlett; Leonard Wilson; Kopikido; Maria Kasper; Matthew Datcher; RTaylor; Tomas Peter and tovarisch. His career spanned more than forty years, and his stories, poems, and articles were published in more than 225 magazines. His work appeared...
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Jan 8, 2017 Charles King
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LibriVox recording of The Daughter of the Sioux , by Charles King. Charles King (1844 – 1933) was a United States soldier and a distinguished writer. He was the son of Civil War general Rufus King and great grandson of Rufus King, one of the signers of the Declaration of Independence. He graduated from West point in 1866 and served in the Army during the Indian Wars under George Crook. He was wounded in the arm forcing his retirement from the regular army. During this time he became...
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Jan 8, 2017 Emily Bronte
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LibriVox recording of Wuthering Heights, by Emily Brontë. Read by Ruth Golding. Emily Brontë's only novel, published in 1847 under the pseudonym Ellis Bell, tells the tale of the all-encompassing and passionate, yet thwarted, love between Heathcliff and Catherine Earnshaw, and how this unresolved passion eventually destroys them and many around them. Now considered a classic of English literature, Wuthering Heights met with mixed reviews by critics when it first appeared, with many horrified...
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Jan 8, 2017 Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
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LibriVox recording of A Study in Scarlet, by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. Read by Laurie Anne Walden. A Study in Scarlet, a short novel published in 1887, was Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's first Sherlock Holmes story. At the beginning of the book, Dr. Watson meets the detective for the first time and we ride along with them to the scene of a murder. The crime baffles the Scotland Yard detectives, but of course Holmes solves it easily. In the second half of the story, the scene shifts to Utah as we learn...
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Jan 7, 2017 Elizabeth Ross Haynes
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LibriVox recording of Unsung Heroes by Elizabeth Ross Haynes. Read in English by Jim Locke; Larry Wilson; Jill Engle; Jason in Panama; James K. White; Kathleen Flanary; Tone Cluster; tovarisch This book consists of 17 biographies of remarkable men and women who, in 1921, were "unsung." Some of them are now pretty well known while others are still, sadly, rather unrecognized. Written by Elizabeth Ross Haynes (herself a African American activist and social worker in the first half of...
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Jan 6, 2017 Frank Linderman
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LibriVox recording of Indian Why Stories: Sparks from War Eagle's Lodge-Fire, by Frank Linderman. Read by Sacha Chander. Delightful fables, collected by a devotee of Indian lore, recounts many of the legends told to him by tribal members, among them intriguing explanations of "Why the Chipmunk's Back is Striped," "How the Otter Skin Became Great Medicine," "How the Man Found His Mate," and "Why Blackfeet Never Kill Mice." (Summary by Dover Children's...
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Jan 6, 2017 Joseph Ashby-Sterry
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LibriVox volunteers bring you 12 recordings of A Christmas Duet by Joseph Ashby-Sterry. This was the Weekly Poetry project for December 20, 2015. Read in English by Bruce Kachuk; Brian Lornie; Beth Thomas & Jennifer Fournier; Claudia Salto; Laurie Anne Walden & David Lawrence; Newgatenovelist; Garth Burton; Greg Giordano & Maria Kasper; Sonia & John Burlinson; Lee Ann Howlett and Ruth Golding. Joseph Ashby-Sterry was an English poet and novelist. He works include Boudoir...
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Jan 6, 2017 Jack London
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LibriVox recording of Call of the Wild, by Jack London. In this novel (often mistakenly classified a children’s book) the main protagonist Buck, a St. Bernard/Collie mix, is abducted and sold to a trainer of sled dogs in Alaska. He adapts to the brutal conditions and is finally acquired by a loving man. When this new owner is killed, Buck follows the ‘call of the wild’ and joins a pack of wolves. (Summary written by Gesine) For further information, including links to online text, reader...
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Jan 6, 2017 Jules Verne
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LibriVox recording of 20000 Leguas de Viaje Submarino by Jules Verne. (Translated by Vincente Guimerá.) Read in Spanish by Victor Villarraza Veinte mil leguas de viaje submarino es una obra narrada en primera persona por el profesor francés Pierre Aronnax, notable biólogo que es hecho prisionero por el Capitán Nemo y es conducido por los océanos a bordo del submarino Nautilus, en compañía de su criado Conseil y el arponero canadiense Ned Land. - Summary by Wikipedia For further...
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Jan 5, 2017 H.G. Wells
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LibriVox's public domain recording of H.G. Well's The Invisible Man . The Invisible Man (1897) is one of the most famous science fiction novels of all time. Written by H.G. Wells (1866-1946), it tells the story of a scientist who discovers the secret of invisibility and uses it on himself. The story begins as the Invisible Man, with a bandaged face and a heavy coat and gloves, takes a train to lodge in a country inn whilst he tries to discover the antidote and make himself visible again. The...
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Jan 4, 2017 John R. Watson and Arthur J. Rees
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LibriVox recording of The Hampstead Mystery, by John R. Watson and Arthur J. Rees. A Murder Whodunit! Location: Hampstead, England. Victim: Sir Horace Fewbanks, a distinguished High Court judge. Cause of death: gun shot wound. Investigator: Private Detective Crewe, a wealthy bachelor who has taken up crime detection as a hobby, because it provides intellectual challenges more satisfying even than playing twelve simultaneous boards against Russian chess champion Turgieff. His sidekick Joe is a...
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Jan 4, 2017 John Aubrey
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LibriVox recording of Brief Lives Volume I by John Aubrey. Read in English by Nicole Lee A collection of sparkling gossipy biographical pieces of Aubrey's contemporaries, including Bacon, Jonson and Shakespeare, Brief Lives' glimpses into the unofficial side of these towering figures has won it an undying popularity, with Ruth Scurr's recent reimagined "autobiography" of Aubrey, breathing new life into this classic for the next generation of readers. - Summary by Nicole Lee For...
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Jan 4, 2017 Arthur Hassall
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LibriVox recording of Mazarin by Arthur Hassall. Read in English by Pamela Nagami Guilio Raimondo (Cardinal Mazarin, 1602-1661), Richelieu's designated successor as chief minister of France, was a master of diplomacy. Though a cardinal, he was not a priest and was probably secretly married to the Queen-Mother, Anne of Austria. Together they ruled France, facing the great rebellion known as the Fronde, and with the help of the military genius of Turenne, prevailed over the armies of Spain,...
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Jan 2, 2017 J. M. Barrie
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LibriVox recording of A Kiss for Cinderella by J. M. Barrie. Read in English by Peter Yearsley; MaryAnnS; ToddHW; VivianWeaver; Availle; Beth Thomas; Michele Eaton; Larry Wilson; Lydia; Zames Curran; Sonia; Mike Harris; Leanne Yau; Tomas Peter; April6090; Amy Deuchler; Craig Franklin; Peter Eastman This play does have Cinderella and a Godmother, Royalty, and glass slippers, but it takes place in WW1 and is certainly not your typical fairy tale! Produced on Broadway in 1916, it was made into a...
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Jan 2, 2017 Ambrose Bierce
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LibriVox recording of The Devil's Dictionary, by Ambrose Bierce. Ambrose Bierce (1842 - 1914?), satirist, critic, poet, short story writer and journalist. His fiction showed a clean economical style often sprinkled with subtle cynical comments on human behaviour. In the Devil's Dictionary, he let his sense of humour and his cynical outlook on life colour a collection of dictionary-like definitions. (Summary by Peter) For further information, including links to online text, reader information,...
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Dec 31, 2016 Jules Verne
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Librivox recording of A Journey to the Interior of the earth, by Jules Verne. Journey to the Interior of the Earth is an 1864 science fiction novel by Jules Verne (published in the original French as Voyage au centre de la Terre). The story involves a professor who leads his nephew and hired guide down a volcano in Iceland to the "center of the Earth". They encounter many adventures, including prehistoric animals and natural hazards, eventually coming to the surface again in southern...
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Dec 29, 2016 Various
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LibriVox recording of Compilation de poèmes - 007 by Various. Read in French by Mayah; Michaël Cadilhac; Sonia; Ezwa; YasmineHaggag; Kalynda; Mongope; DanielDeronda Cette compilation comprend une série de poèmes lus, en langue française, pour LibriVox. - Résumé d'Ezwa For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats (if available), please go to the LibriVox catalog page for this recording. For more free audio books or to...
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